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Beach session holiday photo session family photography long beach ny

When I’m shooting an outdoor session I’m reminded of how quickly conditions can change. Mother Nature is in charge and, while I may have had an image in my mind of what the session would look like, it can quickly become something different.

Beach session holiday photo session family photography long beach ny

A golden setting sun was making its magic as I waited for this family of five to meet me, when suddenly a mammoth cloud swooped in and ate up most of the light. Ok, so the crisp golden light was gone, but this session ended up being beautiful in a softer, dreamier way.

I like to remind families to bring a favorite blanket to outdoor sessions to let the kids stretch out on the ground, especially if it’s a damp outside. Or if the wind picks up, a blanket is great for cuddling. And while sometimes parents aren’t planning to be photographed, requesting a kids-only shoot, I’m always happy when I can persuade them to join in for a few shots. This session was no exception! The last few clicks of the evening were among my favorites.

Beach session holiday photo session family photography long beach ny
Beach session holiday photo session family photography long beach ny
Beach session holiday photo session family photography long beach ny
Beach session holiday photo session family photography long beach ny
Beach session holiday photo session family photography long beach ny
Beach session holiday photo session family photography long beach ny
Beach session holiday photo session family photography long beach ny
Beach session holiday photo session family photography long beach ny
Beach session holiday photo session family photography long beach ny
Beach session holiday photo session family photography long beach ny